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January 13, 2013

The Simpleton Strikes Back --- Part 1 of 2

Steven Spielberg was so impressed with the star recommendations of my acting that he sent me even three scripts to choose from. I cannot thank enough Dustin Hoffman, Tom Hanks, and Tom Cruise for reviewing my video clips and recommending me to Spielberg.

The first movie is titled , "Desert Eagles Attack." Spielberg wanted me to star as an Israeli air force commander on a mission to destroy the enemy radar sites in the first three days of the 6-Day War. But I told him I had a certain role in mind, in which I believe I can give a stellar performance, not even ruling out an Oscar.

The second movie is titled , "Theatre of Life" set in a Boston Hospital. I must star as a World-famous brain surgeon who got sued for malpractice on murky ethical grounds. But I told Spielberg that I had a certain role in mind, in which I believe I can give a stellar performance, not even ruling out an Oscar.

The third movie is titled , "True Grids" (no spelling error). Here I was to play an old world-weary one-time hacker, who came out of the shadows to save American energy grids from terrorist hackers. Again I told Spielberg that I have a certain role in mind, in which I believe I can give a stellar performance, not even ruling out an Oscar.

In each movie, I can act well if given that role. I won't even need auditions and rehearsals.

In the war movie, I can star asking, "How many planes do we have? How many sites are there? How far are they? How do we know, how soon do we know that we have knocked out a radar site? How is each site defended? How do we knock out site defence first? ... " and so on.

In the surgery movie, I can star asking, " What does this operation do? How do other surgeons perform such an operation? How did his operation deviate from the standard norm if there were such a norm? What would happen to the patient if the operation was not carried out? ... " and so on.

In the hacking movie, I can star asking, "How do we know a grid has been infiltrated/tainted? Can we reboot or revert a grid back to its pristine state? Is there a division, a barrier between a grid's ops and data? Can we silo a grid from all other grids? ... " and so on.

The Japanese saying goes: If you want something done, ask an amateur.

The role I will play, at least in life onwards, is that of the outsider, the non-initiated, the non-expert, the simpleton.

You don't have to be an expert to live, to do well, to get rich, etc. We will need 100 lives to master all the fields we encounter unless we learn to rule each field as a simpleton.

No doubt I will do well; I played this role rather well in my youth.

In the coming post, I will show how some other simpletons have fared: Richard Feynman and Monte Carlo simulations, Mark Zuckerberg and his choice of PHP to cerate Facebook, Craig Newmark of Craiglist and his use of style in the site, Andrew Carnegie and steel purification science and so on.

The Simpleton is striking back.

1 comment:

  1. On Fscebook

    I expected 100, I got 20. Second try, I expected 150, I got about 60. So, my number is still 1920. Still my old, familiar silly, crazy feeling keeps telling me that No 1 is near. Ready to try 2000 different ways.

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